Saturday, February 16, 2019

C.S.I. Color, Stories, Inspiration #273

Hello there,
How are you on this pleasant Saturday night? Well I hope.
This next layout I am sharing has been sitting on my scrap desk for nearly two weeks.. I just havent been able to get in and finish it, but today I did..
It is for the challenge over at C.S.I. : Color, Stories, Inspiration #273 which looks like
  I have used the topic of documenting about the one you love, and for the testimony I have used paint, wreath, woodgrain, jars, flowers, ribbon, hearts, metal and distressing. I have used a photo of my Darling Grand daughter as she is someone I love so very dearly! (And the photo matched the colors which I have used on my layout!!)

some closer views..
I started my page with patting some water color paint around the back ground. when that was dry I began creating..

just a closer view of the little jars I put on my layout and the woodgrain paper..

Just a closer look at the wire heart in the cluster.

Love you always..

I adore this photo of my Grandie, she is such a little character now!! and she will be One year old very soon.. unbelievable how fast that has gone!
Thanks C.S.I. for another fabulous challenge!

Thanks so much for dropping by, I dont know about you, but this year has just continued on being busy like last year!!! thanks for the lovely comments you leave me to read, I appreciate each one..
until next time...

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Tuesday, February 05, 2019

KRAFT+ - February .

Hello there,
wow I am sorry I am a bit late for this post for the new challenge for KRAFT+ - February but I have had computer problems again.. but... hopefully it is fixed now..
This month our inspiration is to come from Books, ones you have read, or simply use book pages on your creation..
  I was just simply inspired to use old book pages as embellishments for my page.. I have been to lifeline when they had a massive book sale and got a carton of old books and I have used pages from one of those.. generally speaking I love books and would not wreck them so these old pages have graced my layout..

some closer views.
and I just had to use a Charms Creations book page heart in the cluster on my page..

I also glued some papers strips on the back ground and then stenciled over it and lightly painted gesso to soften the look..


That background Kraft paper is sooo old, so glad to finally use it!! You can check out the Design Team inspiration over on the KRAFT+ Blog and join in with the Kraft+ community on FACEBOOK HERE!!!

Thanks for dropping by, it feels like February is gunna fly by quickly..  Thanks for the lovely comments you leave me to read too...  until next time.. take care..

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Tuesday, January 29, 2019

WHITE WITH ONE January - Butter Cream.

Hello there,
now don't fall off your chair, yes I have indeed scrapped again! I was looking through some photos and I was inspired by the one I have used for this months challenge over at WHITE WITH ONE and so I have created a layout for this months color which is...
and to also be inspired by the mood board..

well I was inspired by the top left photo of the flower, so I created some 'fluffy' flowers similar to that one... (I hope!!!)

some closer views..

Lots of layers, flowers, dies and lace..

Enjoy the little things.

I just adore this photo of my DD and my Grand daughter...  as I scrapped I looked at that darling face and my heart was happy.. Thanks WHITE WITH ONE  for a lovely color that inspired me to scrap this photo..

thanks so much for popping in, thanks too for the lovely comments you leave me to read... now if only I can keep the mojo going and get lots of photos scrapped!! hehe!!

until next time..

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Friday, January 25, 2019

C.S.I. : Color, Stories, Inspiration Challenge #269

Hello there,
How are you? well I hope..
 It as been a while since I last blogged, and for that matter a while since I have created a layout for a challenge, but today I did.. It has seriously been very hot here, and I have felt so lacking in energy and mojo, but today I sat and created for the January Challenge over at C.S.I. Color, Stories, Inspiration Case File #269 which looks like..

 I have used the colors as best as I could match, and the evidence I have used is.. polka dots, floral pattern, stripes, banner, hearts, flowers, string, rub-ons and bows.  The topic is my Dd 18th Birthday..

some closer views.

I was happily surprised by how good the rub-ons were considering how old they are!! A little string bow I made and die cut heart..

18th Birthday.

I am so glad to have sat and created today, I was getting worried that I have forgotten how to scrap, I hope I can get back into the swing of things and do more creating..  And I am hoping and praying for rain, I know a lot of the country has been in the grip of a heat wave for a while now..  I hope things havent been too bad for you..

Thanks for coming by, I know life continues to be busy for us all.. Thanks for the lovely comments you leave me to read, I appreciate each one..

Take care,
and hopefully it wont be too long between posts!!

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Tuesday, January 01, 2019

HAPPY NEW YEAR!! KRAFT+ January Challenge..

Hello there, Welcome to 2019.. I hope this will be a great year for us all..  I know 2018 was a huge year for me, so a quieter year this year would be welcome!!

Sooo with the new month comes the new challenges and this months challenge for KRAFT+ is a fabulous one and make sure you check out all the inspiration from the Design team and see where this challenge takes you..
and it is..
to be inspired by Indigenous Art and what a fabulous array of creations on this graphic..  I did not even try to copy these superb art forms but was inspired by the top right hand picture of black white and spots so that is what I used on my page..

some closer views..

I have used really old papers and those button flowers i have had for many years so it was good to use them up..

Classic black and white!! You can link up your layout over on the KRAFT+ BLOG HERE and join in over on the KRAFT+ Community Facebook page.

I hope your New Year is off to a great start! It is very hot and dry here so some rain would be very welcome to start the year off.. Thanks for dropping by, and thanks for the lovely comments too..

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Wednesday, December 26, 2018

MORE THAN WORDS - December - Believe and Stamping.

Hello there!
Happy Boxing Day! I hope your Christmas was a Blessed day shared with those you love.. I had a lovely day with 3 of my children and my Darling Grand daughter and husband here and it was a very enjoyable day..
Well I surprised myself and got a layout done in between preparing for Christmas day.. and I have created a layout for this months challenge over at
MORE THAN WORDS  which is..
to be inspired by the word believe and to use some stamping..  I have done some subtle stamping on the back ground of my page and I went with a quote I found and I have used a gorgeous photo of my Grand Daughter..  I wish for her that she will grow up and see her potential and reach her dreams, and I believe a lot of how our children grow up comes from how we treat them as individuals..  I hope you see what I mean when you see the quote I have used.. I hope her parents are encouraged by my layout to speak positive words to their children and watch them grow to see what amazing people they can become...  enough talk... my layout..

some closer views.

some of the stamping on the back ground..

How I used the word 'believe' in the quote on my layout..

Showing some of the layers, book paper, die cuts, netting..lace pieces..


I just love this photo of my Granddaughter looking up..  I think it matched the quote beautifully... 
Thank you MORE THAN WORDS for inspiring me to sit and scrap, I enjoyed the creativity and de-stressing that came with sitting and doing this page..

Thank you for coming by, and thanks so much for the lovely comments you leave me to read..

And if I don't get back before the 1st January, I wish you all a very Happy New Year, and I hope and pray it is a good one for us all..

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Wednesday, December 12, 2018


Hello there,
and all the best for the festive season! In case I dont get back before then, I would love to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and may 2019 be a great year for you!

I am just popping in to share a few things I have created for Scrapmatts as part of my Design team work..After this month I am just stepping away for a while to have a break only because this year has been such a busy one and I am feeling I need to have a breather from my Scrapmatts design team work..  I am still on Kraft+ Design Team and even though I have seen so many Design Team calls on at the moment, I am just going to slow right down... not stop... I hope... I have too much stash to stop, just take a little break.  I do hope to get a few challenges done but just lately I dont seem to spend much time in my craft room..  and that is ok....

So I created two cards and a layout using Scrapmatts products and you can see more details and closer views on the SCRAPMATTS BLOG HERE!!!

Two cards...

Just simple cards to send off this Christmas..

and a layout using an older photo of my Dd..


 Oh that is one of my favourite photos from years ago.. (when she used to dress up for me so I could take photos... then she got older and I dont get as many photos any more... sob sob!!)

Just a short post as I know we are all so very busy...  shopping, getting organized, making lists.. trying to tidy the house!! well thats me for sure at the moment..
Thanks for dropping on by, and thanks for the lovely  comments and support this year for my little blog..  I do wish you all the very best for this festive season..
and may you know Gods blessings as you take time to celebrate the birth of our Saviour so long ago..
Merry Christmas!!

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Saturday, December 01, 2018

KRAFT+ DECEMBER - Needles and Pins...

Well Hello December, and Hello Summer for us.. although I think Summer has been trying us out already with the heat, and some parts of Queensland are battling extreme fires this week.. I pray for rain and an easing of this very difficult situation....

However, I am here to share my layout for the new challenge over at
KRAFT + for December and what a fabulous challenge again this month.. and it is...

Needles and Pins!! What do you think of when you hear that.. there is some wonderful and varied inspiration over on the KRAFT+ BLOG HERE  ..

I was inspired to do some stitching, both by hand and also with my machine, and I also used a stamp that has stitching and I found a couple of decorative pins that I have popped on my page as well...

some closer views..

This shows the hand stitching under the photo and on the bunting..

And on this picture you can see one of the stitched stamp I have used as well as cotton thread messily placed on my layout..

And there are the decorative pins in my flower cluster... and I think they were a giveaway from the very talented RACHAEL FUNNELL quite a few years ago now!!!

and my layout,.

SO very Blessed..

Oh and there is also a bit of paper tape measure too on my page.. lots of layers and fussy cutting for this very special page of my Daughter and Partner and my Darling Granddaughter.... and they have just announced their Engagement.. so that is wonderful news..  so something else to look forward to!!

I cant believe it is December..  hummm.. well yes I can when I stop and think about it... the shops are full of festive stuff, there is Christmas music playing in the malls and yes I saw the big fellow in red last week already... so I guess I can believe it is December... I just don't know how we got here so soon!!! hehe..

Thanks so much for dropping on by, I know things are gunna get real busy so I do appreciate you taking the time, and a big thanks for the lovely comments too..
take care now...  and remember the reason for the season..

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Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Some Scrapmatts Creating.

Hello there,
well where have I been?  It has been a while since I last blogged and I have been trying to find my new 'groove'! I guess it will take time, and although I haven't been creating much, I just thought I would share on my blog some creating I have done for my Design Team work for Scrapmatts. I did these ages ago, before all the rush this month of Formal Graduation week for my Daughter.

The first one is a male layout I did using a photo of my hubby..

I have used Kaisercraft papers and embellishments with Scrapmatts stencils and chipboard pieces.. I ripped the paper and added some clocks and cogs under the tear for some interest.

another closer view of the rip and also some stenciling which I did using a dauber and ink pad.

Some layering.. The big gear was inked with different colored inks to make it look aged..

I don't do many male layouts and I am happy with how this looks..

The next layout I would like to share is one I created using a photo of my Daughter in our paddock.. I love our back yard with its big gum trees and these trees were my inspiration for this page.. I have used some Scrapmatts gum leaves chipboard pieces for this page..  I colored the chipboard with several colors to try and achieve a natural look and I think they blend into the papers I have used  well..

Can you tell what is the chipboard pieces and what are the papers?? hehe!

This Federation corner went well on my page as we have lots of Kookaburras living in our trees.

I have layered some fussy cut leaves and gum flowers down the side of my page with some more gum leaf chipboard.

And I would like to share a layout I created with a photo of my Darling Grand Daughter...  I thought how wonderful it would be to create a page each month to mark those monthly milestones... well I have barely kept up.. I did grab a photo of her when she turned 7 months and I scrapped that using some sweet wildflower chipboard pieces from Scrapmatts.

I will just share one closer view of the chipboard which I backed with paper and added some pink stickles and liquid pearls for the centres of the flowers..

7 months.
She is just the cutest little darling and I cant believe she has just turned 9 months old...Thank goodness for Facebook where I can get the photos off and maybe one day I will get to scrap each monthly milestone until she is one year old.. hehe..  I hope so!

Well thank you for coming by, I know that the days are just going to get crazy as we get closer to Christmas so I do appreciate you all for dropping in.. Thanks too for all the lovely comments you leave me to read, I love reading them..

so until next time... take care...

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